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August 29, 2023

In July, PHS welcomed BKBB Archives Intern Sade Trice. Read the interview below to hear about Sade's experience at the Presbyterian Historical Society.


What initially interested you in an internship at the Presbyterian Historical Society?

S: I realized that I was passionate about the librarianship field, so I wanted to explore opportunities that were in or closely related to that area. I enjoy researching, learning, and helping others, and it...

August 29, 2023

--by Nancy Ehrlich

Oral tradition, written reminiscences, snippets of his public life, and a few public records offer glimpses of Nicholas Carper’s call to use his gifts and talents to preach God’s word.[1]

Nicholas Carper was born enslaved in 1776, probably in the western Virginia mountains. His mother, name unknown, was the property and daughter of German Evangelical John Jacob Carper. At some point, Nicholas and his mother came into the possession of Jeremiah James “Jerry” Jack of Huguenot descent...

August 24, 2023

Dr. Heath W. Carter is the new senior co-editor of The Journal of Presbyterian History. Carter, associate professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary, will work alongside Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor in overseeing The Journal, which PHS has published since 1901.

“I am thrilled to be joining...

August 18, 2023

Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. PHS has a dedicated staff of communications professionals who support the Society’s mission by sharing histories from the archives with Presbyterians and the wider community.

Sharing Presbyterian History

PHS communications connects fans of Presbyterian history to the records and stories in our collection and provides updates and insights...

August 18, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?

Here at PHS, I act as the Communications Associate. Under the guidance and encouragement of my supervisor, the Director of Communications Kristen Gaydos, I work to share all things PHS with our ever-growing audiences. My day-to-day duties vary, and I wear a few different hats, but the most important things that I am tasked with include:

  • putting together and sending out our monthly e-newsletter, PHS Matters,
  • brainstorming, researching, designing, and publishing content for social media (this
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